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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:08 pm

Nick wrote:Besides, enlighten is closer to Lego than MB.


Hmm, but isn't that the problem? LEGO has won various copyright (or patent? I'm not a lawyer. Ask Steve.) cases against Enlighten because Enlighten (aka Brick, or, my favorite, Shifty) isn't simply another building brand, they actually steal LEGO set and element designs, but just reproduce them with odd colors, poor printing, and shoddy plastic.

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Postby ottoatm » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:19 am

Bruce N H wrote:Hmm, but isn't that the problem? ...isn't simply another building brand, they actually steal LEGO set and element designs, but just reproduce them with odd colors, poor printing, and shoddy plastic.


That is the problem - while MB attempts to be original or different in several ways, the Enlighten brand does nothing of the sort, and the only differences that arise do so because they are trying to cut costs... (and therefore include colorblind cowboys for a castle, etc)
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Postby Nick » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:57 am

:lol: , that's true. The colour schemes are very confusing sometimes. Anyway, MB is still a clone brand, and as this is purely a Lego site (like many have said before), so we must not discuss MB. Otherwise it would be unfair towards my good old threads. :(
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Postby Bruce N H » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:49 pm

Hey,

I found that Mega Bloks forum. It's here:
http://bloks.hyperboards.com/index.cgi

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Postby TheOrk » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:43 am

51 LEGO defectors!?!? Oh my :?

Heh heh thats still an ok site. I suppose I can pop in occasionally to check out the new licensed sets and whatever else they make.
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Postby Shadow » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:38 am

Wow... what a cop-out. I guess it was out there somewhere. Like 'The Ork' said, 51 defects from Lego.
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Postby JoshWedin » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:53 am

TheOrk wrote:51 LEGO defectors!?!? Oh my :?


And each of us counted towards that number. :) That's their term for visitors. There are only 17 members...

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Postby HenrytheV » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:25 am

Redbean is a defector!!!

http://bloks.hyperboards.com/index.cgi? ... me=Redbean

It gets worse and worse doesn't it.
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Postby ottoatm » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:25 am

HenrytheV wrote:Redbean is a defector!!!

http://bloks.hyperboards.com/index.cgi? ... me=Redbean

It gets worse and worse doesn't it.


LOL

I think Redbean joined because MB and the other clones are really good for making customized LEGO parts...

That is what I have chosen to believe, at least. :-P

EDIT>> One of the threads shows a Narnia pic... that is not a good looking product... those figs!!
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Postby The Hordesman » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:51 am

Heresy is fun. 8)
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Postby conductorjoe » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:35 am

I don't think we should all bash Megabloks. They don't exactly copy LEGO-they simply make what LEGO will not, mostly more violence-oriented products. Almost everyone I know who buys Megabloks buys them because of all the battle stuff. :)

Just because someone else made your type of product first doesn't mean you are copying them...I mean, for instance, Classic-Castle is not the first online LEGO Castle community. But that doesn't mean that CC is copying whatever community did it first.

I personally dislike Megabloks a lot, but not because they are copying LEGO. They have a right to evolve on someone else's idea and make it their own. That's how most inventions that keep our world running today were made.
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